by Sally Oh, Kentucky Free Press
I know it sounds like I made up a terribly inflammatory headline… but it’s not JUST inflammatory. It’s true, the Girod indictment is below.
Amish farmer Sam Girod of Bath County KY makes 3 products: a chickweed salve, a bloodroot salve and an essential oil blend called Sine Eze. The photo of the 3 products was just taken on my iPad on my desk.
You can find similar products online. In fact, you’ll find the recipes online. You can make these products in your kitchen, it’s not rocket science.
A few years ago, the FDA came after Sam for labeling crimes — Sam said his salves could help certain maladies and that’s a big FDA no-no. If you make what the FDA says are “medical claims” then that qualifies your product as a “drug” which gives the FDA the authority (according to the FDA) to require that you do millions of dollars worth of testing to prove that your product does indeed do what the label claims. Or you can change your labels and take off any “medical claims.”
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